Party Music - The Coup
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  • Summary: Perhaps best known for being the album that depicted the World Trade Center towers in flames on its cover (before the events of September 11 necessitated a last-minute change of artwork), 'Party Music' is the fourth full-length for the ultra-political rappers.
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  1. Imperfect, definitely. But only because perfection is on the table.
  2. 90
    They've also inflected the mix with OutKast's quick complexity; and, like 'Kast, the Coup have progressed from story rapping to more mercurial rhymes. [Oct 2001, p.125]
  3. Not as consistent as The Coup’s outstanding Steal This Album from 1998, Party Music still manages to be one of 2001’s best.
  4. Party Music doesn't really break much new ground for the Coup; it's more a consolidation of their strengths, touching on a little bit of everything they've done well in the past.
  5. 80
    May be the Coup's tightest album yet.
  6. The duo's brand of hip-hop sounds like a mind-meeting between Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton and pimped-out Bay Area rapper Too Short. [Oct 2001, p.91]
  7. Many of the lyrics on Party Music amount to no more than slogans, maxims, opinions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. AnikulapoC.
    Jan 2, 2002
    10
    A masterpeice.
  2. MikeR.
    Jan 10, 2002
    10
    This album rocks!
  3. AlisonK.
    Jan 27, 2002
    10
    People like Boots are making the world a better place.
  4. SN
    Aug 30, 2006
    10
    Medicine for a ghetto soul. Boots spits radical, deep but direct and accessible. A singular talent--and did I mention that it's funky, Medicine for a ghetto soul. Boots spits radical, deep but direct and accessible. A singular talent--and did I mention that it's funky, fun, and positive as well? Expand
  5. LawrenceP
    May 10, 2005
    10
    Some the best tunes hip-hop has to offer these days. Super!
  6. patriot
    Dec 30, 2001
    0
    anti-American, anti-police, anti-capitalist CRAP

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